Author: Becker, Georg Albert (1896-1984) from the library of Lothar Schmidt
ublisher: Verlag der Wiener Schach-Zeitung
Place: Wien (Vienna)
9 pages with frontispiece, diagrams and tables. Octavo (9" x 6 3/4") in original publisher's wrappers. From the library of Lothar Schmidt. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5478) First edition.
Sal Flohr was a clear first with no losses and two full points ahead of Fritz Sämisch with 9 1/2. Karl Gilg was third with a score of 7. Max Blümich, Rudolf_Pitschak and Emil Zinner were tied for fourth through sixth with six point each. The author, Albert Becker, Denes Boros and Erich Eliskases were tied for seventh through ninth with 5 1/2 each. Clear tenth was Herzon with 4 1/2 points.
Lothar Maximilian Lorenz Schmid (10 May 1928 – 18 May 2013) was a German chess grandmaster. He was born in Radebeul near Dresden into a family who were the co-owners of the Karl May Press, which published the German Karl May adventure novels. He was best known as the chief arbiter at several World Chess Championship matches, in particular the 1972 encounter between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky at Reykjavic. He was also an avid collector of chess books and paraphernalia. It was reputed that he owned the largest known private chess library in the world, as well as a renowned collection of chess art, chess boards and chess pieces from around the globe.
Corners bumped, some light edge wear else a very good copy.